In re Watson, No. D055404
Petition for habeas relief by a defendant convicted of murder and related crimes is granted and his sentence is reversed in part and remanded where: 1) defendant's claim of sentencing error is timely as defendant has shown good cause for any delay in seeking habeas corpus relief based on Cunningham and Apprendi; and 2) defendant's upper term sentences for kidnapping and two firearm use enhancements violated the rule set forth in Apprendi.
Filed February 1, 2010
Opinion by Judge McIntyre
For Appellant: Todd William Burns